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First Word: May 16, 2011

05/16/11 02:15PM

Here's a look headlines we're following this afternoon. What stories are you clicking on?Donald Trump officially not running for presidentU.S. hits debt ceilingRush Limbaugh slams Newt Gingrich over MTP appearanceMike Huckabee's exit further widens GOP presidential fieldDominique Strauss-Kahn faces rape charges as another woman comes forward read more

What will Huckabee announce?

05/13/11 11:13PM

SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Huckabee announced tonight he will not run.Mike Huckabee says he'll announce whether or not he's running for president on his FOX News show tomorrow. But Lawrence already has a good idea of what he'll say. msnbc political analyst Alex Wagner joined The Last Word tonight to hear Lawrence's prediction and to survey the rest of the Republican's 2012 potential candidates. read more

Rand Paul's back in the Rewrite

05/13/11 11:13PM

During a Senate subcommittee hearing this week, Senator Rand Paul said that if you think you have a right to universal health care then you believe in slavery. He thinks you're enslaving him as a doctor. That earned him Lawrence's Rewrite. read more

Bin Laden was a porn hound

Bin Laden was a porn hound

05/13/11 08:00PM

In addition to the fairly extensive stash of pornography recovered from the raid, U.S. officials were finally given access to bin Laden's three wives and... watch

'Don't worry kids... Reagan's here!'

05/13/11 02:43PM

Mike Huckabee has launched, to use the press release's words, an "innovative education company to excite kids about America's rich history" called Learn Our History. The company is putting out horribly animated cartoons to teach kids about our nation's history because there aren't any books or the Internets to do that. What we seem to have in this particular Learn Our History cartoon is a lesson on how Ronald Reagan became president and stopped America from descending into a Godless, anti-moral, lazy, crime-ridden cesspool not unlike Sodom and Gomorrah. read more

Rewriting Beck and Gingrich

05/12/11 10:56PM

Meghan McCain is working with several other women to improve the nation's health by raising skin cancer awareness. Her efforts earned the ridicule of Glenn Beck which earned him half of Lawrence's Rewrite space, tonight.In the other half, The New York Post's John Podhoretz gives a spot-on analysis of Newt Gingrich's quest to win the White House in 2012. read more

Suspended student James Tate and the girl he asked to prom in front of Shelton High School.

The politics of prom

05/12/11 04:23PM

Who are you taking? What are you wearing? How did he ask you? These are the usual decisions that surround the high school rite of passage known as prom. Unfortunately for James Tate, 18, a student at Shelton High School in Connecticut, prom is not that simple.In a political melodrama fit for Glee, school administrators barred James Tate from his June 4th prom and suspended him for one day all because of the way he asked a girl to prom - by posting an invitation on the side of the school.According to The Baltimore Sun, Tate and two friends went to Shelton High at 1:30 a.m. read more

Doomsdayers descend on New York

Doomsdayers descend on New York

05/12/11 03:48PM

I'm not saying last night's Rewrite (which you can watch above) is the cause, but the group behind the "Doomsday is next Saturday" movement was out in force today in Midtown Manhattan just outside The Last Word HQ at 30 Rock. It's a really beautiful day here in New York, so several of us walked into work today. Both myself and Last Word staffer Ronnie encountered the Doomsdayers and started snapping photos with our phones. read more

Ethics cmte: Ensign broke criminal laws

Ethics cmte: Ensign broke criminal laws

05/12/11 02:48PM

We'll be talking more about this on tonight's program, but we've just received the Senate Select Committee on Ethics report and letters of referral from the investigation of former Senator John Ensign (R-NV), who resigned earlier this month.  Among the conclusions, "the Special Counsel respectfully submits that there is substantial credible evidence that provides substantial cause to conclude that Senator Ensign violated Senate Rules and federal civil and criminal laws, and engaged in improper conduct reflecting upon the Senate, thus betraying the public trust and bringing discredit to the S read more